Three of four Long Island school districts had budgets passed in a re-vote after seeing their initial spending plans rejected by voters earlier this year.
Last month, voters approved 116 school budgets on Long Island, with only Bridgehampton, Northport-East Northport, Three Village, and Wantagh failing to gain approval.
On Tuesday, June 15, Bridgehampton and Wantagh had revised budgets approved with a “supermajority” after trimming some requests, while Northport-East Northport stuck within its cap limit and also was passed.
However, Three Village’s budget, which sought to override the state’s 2 percent mandated tax cap, overwhelmingly failed, with 3,211 voters in opposition as opposed to 2,027 who supported the spending plan.
Because the budget was rejected for a second time, the district will now have to operate on a contingency plan that will include the slashing of approximately $2.4 million that could come in the form of increased class sizes and reductions of elective courses.
The results of the four budget votes:
Bridgehampton School District
- YES: 181
- NO: 120
Wantagh School District
- YES: 2,950
- NO: 1,213
Northport-East Northport School District
- YES: 2,657
- NO: 1,119
Three Village School District
- YES: 2,027
- NO: 3,211.
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